The Sunday School
Sunday 15th July 2012
16:00 to 19:00Details from http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=1015
This Sunday at the Sumac Centre sees the last of the Sunday School for now. We will be building on the previous 5 weeks and talking about 'how to resist?'|
Texts that we have read, that have inspired us and might prove useful to framing our discussion, are below. Feel free to read all or none of them.
As always, the discussion will be followed by food.
Mary Nardini Gang – Towards the queerest insurrection|
John Holloway – 12 theses on changing the world without taking power
Desert - Grassroots political militants
Incomplete - Cracks in the pavement
Alfredo Bonanno- The Anarchist Tension
Anarchist Federation- The role of the revolutionary organisation
Autonomous Nottingham presents… the Sunday School.
We are all connected through our involvement – in different ways – in an active political / politicised community. We work hard to struggle for radical social change in many ways. But are we as successful as we would want?
In our rush to be ‘productive’ or ‘active’, do we overlook/take for granted/assume what our ideas are on how we want the world to be? To this end our discussions can end up reproducing the feel of our everyday race.
The Sunday School aims to create a space which breaks through that. In fact, our only aim is to understand one another’s perspective on the questions and ideas that as anarchists, hippies, autonomists, hoodlums, burnouts, revolutionaries and drop outs we ask ourselves. It comes out of many discussions with many different people in our community. Its about learning together and its exciting, because hopefully we will share a lot about what inspires us every day.
Discussions will be facilitated, and open to all. Each week the discussion will be framed around some key questions. The space will be child friendly.
We’ll endeavour to do this through two ways. One, all children are invited to participate in the discussions we are having, their ideas will be given as much time and space as anyone else’s. Of course if they don’t want to participate then two, we’ll have an area for them to do their thing in, games, paper and paints will all be provided.
The Sunday school will last five weeks to begin with, and then we’ll see how it’s going and what we have learnt from the experiment.
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There’s no set reading list, but the texts are there to frame our
discussion. We’ve come up with and uploaded a bunch of texts that have
inspired us on each of the topics. Feel free to disregard and find your
own, or read as many of them as you wish.
Week 1) May 13th- Solidarity
Uri Gordon – anarchy alive! “Homeland”
CMS – radical migrant solidarity
Some thoughts on solidarity – Cracks in the pavement
Pamphlet – revolutionary solidarity
Men in the feminist struggle
Martinez, E. (2000) ‘Where Was The Color In Seattle’ ColorLines (available
Here's a link to our inspiration readings for the following weeks-